Dresner Advisory Services Announces 2018 Technology Innovation Award Recipients

Awards Presented to Top Ranked Vendors in Annual Wisdom of Crowds Thematic Market Studies

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology Innovation Awards for the top ranked vendors in its 2018 Wisdom of Crowds® series of thematic market studies. The annual thematic research reports are based on data collected from end users and provide a real-world perspective on various technical capabilities related to the business intelligence (BI) and analytics markets.

Topics in the 2018 Wisdom of Crowds thematic research include Advanced & Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Collective Insights®, Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence, Data Catalog, Embedded Business Intelligence, End User Data Preparation, IoT Intelligence®, and Location Intelligence. Each report examines current deployment trends, user intentions, and industry capabilities.

“Through our comprehensive series of Wisdom of Crowds thematic market studies we provide an unparalleled analysis of user behaviors related to several significant BI and analytics technologies,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “While our focus is uncovering and understanding end user patterns and trends, we also like to recognize those suppliers who offer the most comprehensive solutions in these key thematic areas. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners.”

Advanced & Predictive Analytics: using techniques such as statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining to analyze facts and make predictions about future, or otherwise unknown, events.
Winner: SAP

Big Data Analytics: systems that enable end-user access to and analysis of data contained and managed within the Hadoop ecosystem.
Winners: Arcadia Data and Zoomdata

Collective Insights®:  business intelligence combined with collaborative and governance capabilities to facilitate shared decision-making in a consistent and managed fashion.
Winners: Domo, Tableau Software, MicroStrategy, and SAP

Cloud Business Intelligence: the technologies, tools, and solutions that support one or more cloud deployment models.
Winners: Domo and Salesforce

Data Catalog, technologies that focus upon the user requirements to locate and leverage metadata, data, models, and data elements within an organization. Data catalog features include both governance and collaborative capabilities.
Winners: Alation and Datawatch, an Altair Company

Embedded Business Intelligence is the technological capability to include BI features and functions as an inherent part of another application.
Winners: MicroStrategy, Sisense, and Tableau Software

End User Data Preparation, the “self service” capability of end users to model, prepare, and compare data prior to analysis. It may be used independently or may complement traditional information technology (IT)-driven data quality or extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes.
Winners: Trifacta, Clearstory, and Datawatch, an Altair Company

IoT Intelligence, the technologies/capabilities required to analyze Internet of Things (IoT) data collected through a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software and sensors.
Winners: MicroStrategy and Domo

Location Intelligence, a specific form of business intelligence where location or geography are the primary dimensions used for analysis and are conducted predominantly by viewing data points overlaid onto an interactive map.
Winners: MicroStrategy

The Wisdom of Crowds thematic market studies are available for purchase at www.dresneradvisory.com.

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

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